Energy Independence

Rep. Barton: Maintaining American Energy Supremacy

Star-Telegram | June 7, 2016 | Rep. Joe Barton Energy policy come-ons line up like barkers at a sideshow: Come and get your “energy independence,” your “energy security,” your “green plan,” your “all-the-above-strategy.” Somehow, “just keep winning” never seems to get a shout-out, but I’ve […]

U.S. Crude Oil Exports Reach a Record High

The Kansas City Star | June 7, 2016 | U.S. crude exports jumped to a record in April as shipments kicked into high gear. The U.S. in December repealed its 40-year-old export restrictions on crude oil. Since then, American crude has been finding its way […]

Ensuring U.S. offshore energy production is the safest in the world

The Advertiser | April 27, 2016 | Randall Luthi, Barry Russell, Nikki Martin The U.S. oil and natural gas industry is made up of a wide array of companies and individuals. From small to large exploration and production companies to geologists and engineers, the oil […]

Nye: Learning the lessons of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Washington Examiner | April 20, 2016 | Nicolette Nye The sixth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon accident, which claimed the lives of 11 brave men and set off the largest offshore oil spill in our nation's history, reminds us that we must always be vigilant […]

Luthi: Lessons from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Washington Times | April 20, 2016 | Randall Luthi This month marks the sixth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The waters of the Gulf of Mexico and communities along the Gulf Coast have recovered from the effects of the spill and federally imposed […]

Safety is already the top priority for the US oil and gas industry

The Hill | April 18, 2016 | Randall Luthi I agree with Jackie Savitz and Oceana that safety should be the top priority for offshore oil drilling (“It’s time to make offshore drilling safer,” April 8, The Hill’s Contributors Blog). However, she is wrong to […]

Drilling is safer since Deepwater Horizon disaster, but we must stay vigilant

The Times-Picayune | April 18, 2016 | Cliffe Leborde Six years ago this week, an accident off the Louisiana coast claimed the lives of 11 brave men and set off what would become the worst marine oil spill in our country's history. Before the underwater Macondo […]

Fact over Fiction on Atlantic Offshore Energy

Townhall | April 10, 2016 | David Holt President Obama said last year that he would rather the U.S. “with all the safeguards and standards that we have, be producing our oil and gas, rather than importing it, which is bad for our people” and “potentially […]

Obama’s Oil Drilling Ban Threatens National Security

Time | April 1, 2016 | Donald Loren We can't afford to say ‘no' to U.S. energy. The Obama administration recently reversed its 2015 plan to open up waters off the coasts of Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia to oil drilling. Officials claim the new decision […]

U.S. energy renaissance is here to stay, says ConocoPhillips CEO

Billings Gazette | April 1, 2016 | Tom Howard The same kind of innovative spirit that helped the United States regain the title of the world’s leader in oil and gas production will also help the industry weather current market downturns, says the chairman and […]
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